The year may not be 1995, but Caliente Pizza is bringing a popular ‘90s fad back – stuffed crust pizza. Filled with a fresh gooey mozzarella cheese from Wisconsin cows, Caliente’s signature dough can now be ordered with a stuffed crust.
From June 7 through August 25, order a large two-topping masterpiece with the stuffed crust for $19.99 at any Caliente location. With more than 50 toppings to choose from, customers can customize their stuffed crust pizzas with any of Caliente’s freshest ingredients including a variety of sauces, cheeses, meats and vegetables.
The concept of a stuffed crust pizza first hit the mainstream market in 1995 when Pizza Hut debuted its stuffed crust pizza. But, unlike Pizza Hut, none of Caliente’s ingredients are frozen, including its dough.
“At Caliente Pizza, we hand make all of our pizzas as orders come in,” said Caliente’s Regional Chef Eric Von Hansen. “Accounting for about 3 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook, the stuffed crust pizza takes a little time, but it’s totally worth the wait.
” Even Caliente’s owner, Nick Bogacz, is in love. “It really is the best pizza I’ve ever had,” said Bogacz. “Chef Eric has been working on this recipe for the past few months so I applaud him for making it possible to share with our Caliente family in June.
” In a recent video, Hansen shows how the pizza is made, which can be viewed on Caliente’s YouTube page here.
To order a stuffed crust pizza, customers can dine-in, order online or over the phone at any Caliente Pizza location including Bloomfield, Hampton, Aspinwall, Mt. Lebanon and Monroeville. To see the full menu and contact information, visit www.pizzadrafthouse.com.
ABOUT CALIENTE PIZZA & DRAFT HOUSE Caliente Pizza & Draft House, founded in 2012, is an award-winning, locally owned and operated pizza restaurant known for their roster of gourmet pizzas and craft beers. With five locations in the Pittsburgh area, Caliente is also known internationally as three-time World Pizza Champions and represents Pittsburgh on the World Pizza Champions Team. Most recently, Caliente Pizza & Draft House earned the title of Best Pizza in America.
Caliente Pizza & Draft House announces new menu items for 2021
PITTSBURGH — After months of meticulous planning, Caliente Pizza & Draft House is proud to announce the release of its new menu debuting on March 22.
Chicken is the new pizza at Caliente Pizza & Draft House. With a rise in popularity of chicken sandwiches and the infamous chicken sandwich wars, Caliente wants a piece of the action. The new menu will debut three chicken sandwiches and a chicken parmesan hoagie.
There’s something for everyone at Caliente Pizza’s five locations including Bloomfield, Hampton, Aspinwall, Monroeville and Mt. Lebanon. Vegan fans can now enjoy Caliente’s freshest vegetables and beloved signature dough on a new gourmet pizza topped with a dairy-free, soy free, gluten free and Non-GMO Project Verified Mozzarella cheese.
Returning to the menu is a fan favorite – the Luca Brasi – which was recognized as a finalist at the Trofeo Caputo Cup World Championships in Naples, Italy, in September 2019.
The award-winning restaurant releases new menu items every March and regional chef, Eric von Hansen, starts experimenting months in advance.
“I keep a notebook by my bed because too often my ideas come to me at night, “said von Hansen. “I call it ‘mad scientist syndrome’ because I’m constantly experimenting with a dab of this and a dash of that to find that unique combination. With the recent chicken wars, I was inspired to create our own take on the sandwiches by adding the savory Caliente flavors our customers love.”
Below is a complete list of all of the new items available on Caliente’s new menu:
Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich
To satisfy those with a spicy side, this breaded chicken sandwich has a bit of a kick to it featuring Nashville hot sauce, pickles and pepper jack cheese, served with a side of tots or fries.
Chicky Chicky Parm Parm Chicken Sandwich
Much like the hoagie, this sandwich contains breaded chicken breast, mozzarella cheese and marina sauce, served with a side of tots or fries. This creation allows Caliente to highlight two significantly different cultures in one dish.
The Company Chicken Sandwich
By incorporating pickles and mayonnaise together inside a bun, this breaded chicken sandwich is a classic rendition of popular chicken sandwiches everywhere. Tots or fries are served as a side as well.
Chicky Chicky Parm Parm Hoagie
To include a popular staple of Italian-American cuisine, this hoagie features a blend of mozzarella and provolone cheese, breaded chicken and marinara sauce.
Forces of Nature
Topped with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, onion, black olives and vegan cheese, this vegetable-lovers pizza features plant-based ingredients that are animal-friendly and come from the earth.
This unique creation features Caliente’s signature dough, crushed plum tomato sauce, sweet sausage and a roasted pepper medley made with fresh basil, banana peppers, roasted red peppers, sweety drop peppers, Jalapenos and green chili peppers. Ropped with fresh mozzarella for a tasty spin on the mobster hitman in the Mafia crime classic.
We’re debuting three new wing sauces – Nashville Hot, Caliente Rub and Salt & Pepper. For those who like their foods extra spicy, Caliente is offering two new take-home sauces, which include the Caliente Hot Pepper Oil for $8.99 and Mike’s Hot Honey for $12.99.
The menu will still include the team’s award-winning pies including the Mee-Maw, recognized as the Best Pizza in America 2019, and the Quack Attack, voted #1 pan pizza in the world.
Chef Eric talks about all of the new menu items on our YouTube page here.
ABOUT CALIENTE PIZZA & DRAFT HOUSE
Caliente Pizza & Draft House is an award-winning, locally owned and operated pizza restaurant known for its roster of gourmet pizzas and craft beers. With five locations in the Pittsburgh area, Caliente is also known internationally as three-time World Pizza Champions and represents Pittsburgh on the World Pizza Champions Team. In 2019, Caliente Pizza & Draft House earned the title of Best Pizza in America. For locations and more information, visit www.pizzadrafthouse.com.
Year, New Menu!
Blast off into 2021 with Caliente and Great Lakes Brewing Company! Celebrate the new year with a six-pack of Great Lakes Hazecraft and your choice of one of our delicious cheesy breads or an order of five wings. – – Great Lakes on Social YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GreatLak… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greatlakesbr… Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glbc_clevel… Twitter: https://twitter.com/GLBC_Cleveland _
The seasonal pie is back on the menu for a limited time at all five Caliente locations
Pittsburgh, PA. (November 9, 2020) – Caliente Pizza & Draft House announces the return of the ‘Big Dill” Pickle Pizza to their selection of gourmet and award-winning pizzas. Caliente is partnering with Pittsburgh Pickle Co. for the third year in a row to bring pack the popular fan favorite in honor of National Pickle Day on November 14.
Made with Caliente’s signature dough, the ‘Big Dill’ features a house-made garlic butter sauce, mozzarella, provolone, ricotta and topped with a bed of Pittsburgh Pickle Co. pickles. The pizza will be available at all five Caliente locations for dine-in, pick-up or delivery. One size, all the flavor for $17!
“We always challenge our chefs to create the most inventive and uniquely delicious pizzas, and the ‘Big Dill” is one of our favorites,” said owner Nick Bogacz. “For the third year in a row, the ‘Big Dill’ will represent two Pittsburgh owned and Pittsburgh proud businesses through our partnership with the Pittsburgh Pickle Co.”
The ‘Big Dill’ Pickle Pizza will be available beginning November 14 for National Pickle Day. To learn more about the ‘Big Dill” Pickle Pizza and other menu items, visit their website here.
ABOUT CALIENTE PIZZA & DRAFT HOUSE
Caliente Pizza & Draft House is an award-winning, locally owned and operated pizza restaurant known for its roster of gourmet pizzas and craft beers. With five locations in the Pittsburgh area, Caliente is also known internationally as three-time World Pizza Champions and represents Pittsburgh on the World Pizza Champions Team. In 2019, Caliente Pizza & Draft House earned the title of Best Pizza in America.